Dog owners get police warning after third report of attempted break-in where the pets could be the target

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Dog owners have been warned to take extra precautions after a third report of an attempted break-in that police fear the target may be the animals.

The latest attempted break-in was at Walpole Highway between Saturday night and Sunday.

PS Daniel Frew from Downham Market Safer Neighbourhood Team, explained: “This is the third report of an attempted break-in we have had to premises with a number of dogs in the past month in Downham Market and surrounding areas.”

“I would encourage any dog owners in the area to review their security arrangements, fit alarms where appropriate and be extra vigilant to any suspicious behaviour around your premises, particularly in the hours of darkness.”

He said in the latest incident offenders had attempted to force entry into an outbuilding.

Anyone with information regarding this attempted break-in is asked to contact Downham Market Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.